Gary King is an award-winning filmmaker whose work is known for powerful performances with an emphasis on a strong, visual style. He has written and directed several critically acclaimed feature films.
His script ENCOUNTERS is a 2018 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist (still in competition) as well as a 2018 Script Pipeline Finalist. And his screenplay FRANKIE DAY is also 2017 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist.
His latest film, AMONG US (Horror/Thriller), a love story with a haunting twist, was picked up by Gravitas Ventures. Bloody Disgusting said it "looks crazy awesome" and it is now available in North America.
In 2012, he released HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG which was short listed for the prestigious IFP Gothams Audience Award. It also claimed the coveted 'Film of the Festival' award at the highly regarded Raindance Film Festival in London and won the Cox Audience Award along with the Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award at the Phoenix Film Festival. It has been described as “a rewarding, crowd-pleasing indie musical” (indieWIRE), “…good old-fashioned entertainment…” (Empire Magazine) and Twitch calls it “a hidden treasure.” The film is now available worldwide on Amazon Prime.
Gary resides in Los Angeles, CA and is currently developing several film and series projects.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
*2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Semifinalist (still in competition)
*2018 Script Pipeline Finalist (Top 10 of 4500 entries)
*2017 Academy Nicholl Quarterfinalist (Top 5% of 7100 scripts)
*2018 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist
HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG
*Short listed for IFP’s Gotham Audience Award
*Film of the Festival (Raindance Film Festival UK)
*Dan Harkins Breakthrough Filmmaker Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
*Cox Audience Award (Phoenix Film Festival)
*Best Director (Flyway Film Festival)
*Most Innovative Film (Ft. Lauderdale Int. Film Festival)
*Best Film (Idyllwild Film Festival)
*Best Director (Idyllwild Film Festival)
*Best Soundtrack (Idyllwild Film Festival)